10 Best Spots For Fried Chicken In St Louis, Missouri

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St Louis, Missouri, is one of the major ports in the U.S with a very rich historical heritage with numerous museums, restaurants and parks that offer a perfect environment for sightseeing. This scenic city is a lively spot for different types of visitors on different missions. For instance, families can enjoy visiting the Saint Louis Zoo, The Magic House and the Saint Louis Science Cente while the artsy can check out the City Museum. Visitors can stay in kid-friendly hotels or hotels with a rooftop pool as well. Even more, those who are looking for a full dining experience of this buzzing city have several restaurants to explore. I have listed below, the best spots for fried chicken in St Louis, Missouri, where you can sample the most delicious fried chicken if you are visiting this city. Check them out.

1. Hodak's Restaurant and Bar

If you are looking for a place with one of the finest chicken in St Louis, then this is the right place. This establishment serves the best chicken in town in a relaxed atmosphere. They offer dine-ins and carry out to all of its guests. If you have an upcoming event like a baby shower, bridal party or birthday party, you can make a reservation with Hodak’s Restaurant and Bar for a wonderful experience.

Hodak's Restaurant and Bar

Address: 2100 Gravois Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104

Website: Hodak’s Restaurant and Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 10am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 10am - 11pm

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2. Southern

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located on Olive Street, Southern is an upscale restaurant that serves the most amazing fried chicken. The restaurant was crafted by award-winning chefs who came together to create the most signature meals in St Louis. The stylish ambience, great service and the delicious hot chicken from this establishment will give you an unforgettable experience worth coming back for.


Address: 3108 Olive St.Saint Louis, MO 63103

Website: Southern

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 11am - 4pm; Wed: 11am - 7pm; Thur - Sat: 11am - 8pm

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3. The Piccadilly at Manhattan

If you are visiting St Louis, don’t forget to visit this hidden gem in St Louis known for its mouthwatering variety of American Classics and an outstanding selection of wines and liquors. The Piccadilly at Manhattan boasts of having a warm and cosy atmosphere complemented by an amazing service and delicious meals. Don’t forget to order their famous chicken pot pie which has an excellent crispy crust.

The Piccadilly at Manhattan

Address:7201 Piccadilly Ave St. Louis, MO 63143

Website: The Piccadilly at Manhattan

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 11pm; (closed on Mon & Sun)

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4. Juniper

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This is a lovely establishment that is well known for its southern cooking. Enjoy world-class service and delicious meals provided in this open and sunny space that will blow your mind. They accept reservations, take outs and they also have happy hour specials. Enjoy one of the best fried chicken sliders at a price from as low as $5.You can order their best drinks from their bar to accompany your tasty fried chicken.


Address: Juniper 4101 Laclede Ave. St. Louis MO

Website: Juniper

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 9am - 11pm; Sun: 9am - 2pm

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I began my guiding career as a teenager in St. Louis, where I was born and raised. I first volunteered as a guide for the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion in South St. Louis. There is where I fell in love with history and its effect on present day. From my teenage years as a volunteer, I progressed to a job at the Missouri Botanical Garden where I trained and supervised the School Program Volunteer Docents and Instructors. My love for the outdoors comes from this experience of guiding school groups and chaperones through the spectacular 79 acres of the world’s 3rd most renowned botanical garden. Right here in my home town! From there I’ve gone on to work for the National Park Service as a Seasonal Park Ranger. This has been a most rewarding and delightful experience! I have guided travelers at such wonders as Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, and lesser known parks like Voyageurs National Park in International Falls, Minnesota. I have served two seasons at the Gateway National Park in St. Louis and have been to the top of the Gateway Arch over 200 times! Each time was a unique experience. I witnessed 3 marriage proposals, 1 military reenlistment ceremony, and 1 choir singing their award-winning songs. Most recently I have been guiding tours of Forest Park, the Central West End, and downtown St. Louis. I hope you’ll join me on one of my walking tours. I can’t wait to share with you St. Louis, and our rich cultural history!

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5. The Pay Connolly Tavern

This is an excellent class bar and restaurant that offers space for a community to share food drinks and ideas. It is located on the second floor of The 1942 Room and is available to those who would love to host parties or events. They serve great food accompanied by well-done cocktails from the bar. Make sure to have a taste of their fried chicken that is well spiced and fried to meet your cravings.

The Pay Connolly Tavern

Address: 6400 Oakland Ave St. Louis, MO 63139

Website: The Pay Connolly Tavern

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 11am - 12am; Wed - Fri: 11am - 1:30am; Sat: 9am - 1:30am; Sun: 9am - 11pm

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6. Farmhaus

Pop into this organic restaurant dedicated to using fresh and seasonal ingredients to create an intriguing dining experience to have a taste of the finest cuisines. This restaurant boasts of having one of the finest dining spaces for dinners. The Chef, Kelvin Wilmann, focuses on the community to come up with the menu. He partners with the local producers to bring out the tastiest fried chicken in the whole of Missouri. Visit this restaurant for an experience to remember.


Address: 3257 Ivanhoe, St. Louis, MO 63139

Website: Farmhaus

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5.30pm - 9pm (Closed on Sun & Mon)

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7. Amigo Joe's Mexican Resturant and Cantina

Posted by Amigos Mexican Cantina on Monday, 18 March 2019

Amigo Joe’s Mexican Resturant and Cantina is a stylish restaurant where fried chicken meets Mexican cuisine. Unique right? If you are not a fan of Mexican cuisines, make sure you eat the fried chicken from this restaurant. I promise you, you will come back for more. The owner marinates the chicken using different marinades and this keeps the customers coming back for more. Visit this restaurant personally and get to see why everyone keeps raving about their chicken.

Amigo Joe's Mexican Resturant and Cantina

Address: 5901 Southwest Ave Saint Louis, MO 63139

Website: Amigo Joe’s Mexican Resturant and Cantina

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm

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8. Byrd and Barrel

It’s almost time. Hit our line and make sure the food situation is taken care of for the game.

Posted by Byrd & Barrel on Monday, 28 January 2019

This is a fast casual fried chicken restaurant that is dedicated to making tasty meals using local produce. They serve their tasty meals in a lovely atmosphere; both inside and outside. Come enjoy one of the tastiest fried in chicken in the whole of St Louis from this restaurant, as you complement it with beer or any of your favourite drinks.

Byrd and Barrel

Address: 3422 S Jefferson Ave Saint Louis, MO 63118

Website: Byrd and Barrel

Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 11am - 9:00pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm

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9. The Lemp Mansion

This lovely restaurant offers the most exquisite meals in a comfortable and historic space. Among their signature meals is the pan-fried chicken which can be accompanied by any drink. Come with your loved ones to this lovely space for the best dining experience that will leave your tastebuds wanting more.

The Lemp Mansion

Address: 3322 Demenil Pl Saint Louis, MO 63118

Website: The Lemp Mansion

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 2:30pm; Thu & Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 8pm

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10. Grace Meat + Three

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This is a counter service restaurant that offers a unique blend of Southern American fare and down-home hospitality. If you are looking for a place to sample the finest fried chicken, this is the right spot for you. The meals from this restaurant are well made to make sure you keep coming back for more!

Grace Meat + Three

Address: 4270 Manchester Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63110

Website: Grace Meat + Three

Opening hours:Wed - Sat: 1am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm (Closed on Mon & Tue)

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While in St Louis, make sure to visit the places above if you are searching for a truly unforgettable fried chicken eating experience. You will be sure to come back for more. Don’t forget to check out some fancy restaurants and halal restaurants also found in the area.

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